I didn't plan it but I have to say that catching the cold that's going around has given me some down time that I needed. Getting out of bed everyday and taking care of everyone, cleaning the house, doing chores, and well managing life is sometimes more work than I can handle these days. Who knew that being a work at home Mom would be so demanding. Today was the break that I needed and I honesty didn't get out of bed!
I have been battling a cold that's been going around for almost a week now and it finally got the best of me. I think it is just my bodies way of saying “slow down and enjoy life a bit”. But really?! As a Mom do we ever get to just slow down and enjoy life? I have to wonder how some Mom's seem to be “super Mom” they hold it together, actually put regular clothes on and do their hair to drops the kids off at school, they bake, exercise, volunteer, and have friends. Me on the other hand, sometimes it takes everything I have to just open my eyes in the morning.
It's not that I dread waking up it is just I want to stay in bed where I'm comfortable and nobody is going to bug me, my safe zone!
But I decide to open my eyes and get on with the day. Get the kids ready, lunches packed, Cheyenne off to school and home with Dustin for the day where I have a million things to do but only a few minutes to do them and keep an eye on the toddler. Seriously I don't know how I gain weight chasing him around all day. Then I have to make dinner, which usually consists of two dinners because the kids have a request for something other than what we're eating. Then it is the countdown until bed time where we read books, bath time, and hopefully they both go to their rooms and leave me alone for a just a moment.
I realize how lucky I am because I have two amazing kids, a husband that would do anything for us and helps out around the house when he's home, and a house to actually clean and call home! But sometimes I just wish for that break where all I have to do is nothing. It is funny how our priorities change once we have a family!
I have been extremely lucky these past couple of months and been able to travel, connect with old friends, cross some items off my bucket list, and actually meet up with my girlfriend who lives a couple minutes from me that I never get to see. After the trip I had at the beginning October to Toronto (which I promise posts are coming soon) I decided to be more selfish and take more time for me. I honestly don't care how mean that sounds I need to reconnect with me because I love me and need to start taking better care of myself and I need more me time to do that.
So today when nobody was home and the house was silent and I could do anything I wanted I went back to bed and enjoyed every minute of it.